Sweden to Host 2015 Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool
By Community | October 21, 2014
Teams from South Korea, Sweden, Great Britain, Slovakia and Poland are expected for the competition which takes place the month before the World Championships A-Pool in Buffalo, New York, USA.
IPC Chief Executive Officer Xavier Gonzalez said that the announcement is hugely important for ice sledge hockey following its success at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
“With World Championships now confirmed in both North America and Europe for 2015, we are in a good position to develop the sport after Sochi 2014.
“The bid from Ostersund was incredibly strong. The facilities are excellent and the city itself has a long winter sports history.
“I am confident that the athletes and teams will have everything they need to put on a great show for fans once again.”
Sweden’s National Paralympic Committee Secretary General Johan Strid said: “Östersund has arranged sports competitions for a long time, and have done so very well.
“The region has now shown that they want to contribute to the development of the para-sport Movement and that they have a strategic ambition of being a global centre for winter para-sports.
“We are of course delighted that they have been given the opportunity to arrange the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool.”